I just wanted to hear your thoughts on my church's purpose, vision, strategies, and focus for the new year. I am a part of a local Southern Baptist Church with about 400-500 members. Here are the notes from this past Sunday's "State of the church address" "sermon". I. Mission of the church: 1. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8) 2. The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) II. The Vision of the church: - Love God, connect with people, change the world III. The Strategies of our church: - Acts 2:41-47 1. Love God: through worship and discipleship 2. Connect with people: through fellowship and ministry (the majority of this is done through programs and events like Awana, Youth camps, Sportsman banquet, etc.) 3. Change the world: through evangelism and missions IV. The Focus of our church for 2019 1. Building completion and dedication (We have added a new sanctuary that should be finished in the spring) 2. Ministry recruitment team (A group of lay-people who are in charge of filling spots in committees, ministries, teaching, etc. as well as encouraging members to step up and participate in the church.) 3. Children's ministry (Hiring a new Children's director) 4. Strengthen the fellowship (mainly through care, biblical accountability, and fellowship; all this provided through small groups) I wanted to share this with you all because I value all of your wisdom as the PuritanBoard. I tend to be critical of things though I love my church and my leaders. My church is not strong in doctrine or theology. All matters are directed to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 with so much emphasis on activity I wonder if the truth gets pushed aside. Does all of this seem to be superficial and shallow or am I just being arrogant.